Addressing Alaskans: Democracy in Crisis

Riki_Ott_IMG_2709A former Cordova “fisherm’ am”, Riki Ott experienced the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill first hand in 1989. To deal the the long-term impacts of the spill, today she is a public speaker, author, scientist and a citizen activist raising awareness about the “Democracy in Crisis.”

Comparing democracy to the great and powerful Oz, Riki Ott describes the hands behind the curtain pulling the levers in the United States government.

Hosted by BIONEERS in Alaska at the Snow Goose theater in Anchorage, Ott’s talk entitled “Democracy in Crisis: It’s Time to Change the Rules,” was recorded on December 9.

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RECORDED: Wednesday December 9, 2009

AIRED ON KSKA: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEATS: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.


  • Riki Ott, author, marine biologist, public speaker, citizen activist


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